How to find which distro of unix you are using?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by svittal, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. svittal

    svittal New Member

    I have a VPS server. How do I know which distro of unix I'm running on it?
    When I do a 'uname -a' I get - Linux 2.6.9-023stab046.2enterprise #1 SMP i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    How do I know what distro I'm using?
  2. svittal

    svittal New Member

    I tried : cat /proc/version and
    cat /etc/redhat-release and found my answer.
  3. id10t

    id10t Member

    /etc/issue, /etc/release, and /etc/version may exist and give info as well - I don't think there is a standard file across all distros that has the information.

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